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Press Release 07-022

Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes with Enhanced Folate Content

Research could provide vital daily nutritional requirement

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Scientists have discovered how to enhance tomatoes with folate, an essential nutrient

Scientists have discovered how to enhance tomatoes with folate, an essential nutrient for human growth and development.

Credit: University of Florida


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Researchers have bioengineered tomatoes that pack 25 times the normal amount of folate.

Researchers have been able to bioengineer tomatoes that pack 25 times the normal amount of folate (molecule shown in lower left).

Credit: Zina Deretsky


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